Mayo footballer Donal Vaughan confirmed his retirement from inter-county football yesterday.
Donie made his debut versus Derry in the National football league in 2009 and amassed 117 appearances over a highly accomplished career.
His 58 championship appearances began in New York in 2009 and culminated in the 2019 All-Ireland semi-final versus Dublin.
Representing Mayo in the defence, midfield and the attack Donal amassed a score of 3-41 over his career, one which brought seven Senior Provincial titles, one National league title and All-Star nominations.
He also represented Mayo at Minor and U21 level, winning two U21 Connacht titles, in 2008 and 2009.
The Chairman of Mayo GAA Liam Moffatt has paid tribute to Donal:
“On behalf of Mayo GAA I would like to thank Donal for his outstanding commitment to Mayo GAA over the last 12 years.
Donal delivered so many outstanding performances and did so as the consummate team player.
He endeavoured to improve himself on and off the pitch and his drive and positive approach made him a cornerstone of a hugely competitive Mayo team.
Finally I would like to wish Donal & his family all the best in 2021 and beyond.”